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Old 11-24-2013, 01:35 AM   #1
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suspension noise in cold weather

My current suspension mods are eibach lowering springs, sway bars, and panhard bar. Ive noticed that during spring and summer months everything is fine but as soon as the temperature drops below 40 i get all kinds of noises comming from my springs. Anybody also deal with this or have a solution? Thanks in advanced!
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Probably the bushings

I think the Polyeurathane bushings they use are a harder compound then the stock rubber bushings. When it gets cold, They also get cold and are probably what is causing your noise.
I think it is white lithium grease that will help. It has to be white lithium and not just grease. You can get it in a sprey can and lube all of the poly bushings with it and I think your noise will go away.
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I think the Polyeurathane bushings they use are a harder compound then the stock rubber bushings. When it gets cold, They also get cold and are probably what is causing your noise.
I think it is white lithium grease that will help. It has to be white lithium and not just grease. You can get it in a sprey can and lube all of the poly bushings with it and I think your noise will go away.
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thanks for the input, hopefully this works
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Thanks Ronnie, good to know.

Btw OP, I'm still using your old thread as an example for all of the "lowering springs" threads coming out recently (guess people aren't smart enough to use the search feature), I'm curious, did you ever fix that last noise you had?
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Wrong guy

I never had a noise on my Mustang.
I once did install Hotchkiss ( I know, spelled wrong) Sway bars on my Corvette and the bushings made noise and that is when I learned about putting "WHITE LITHIUM GREASE" on them. The grease won't ruin the bushings and does not get hard and dry out. It worked for me on my Vette.
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For me, it's the joints in my knees and hips that squeak in the cold. I thought about installing zerk fittings into my body to help, but the doctor just kicked me out of his office.

Ron's dead on for this; whenever I install new bushings on anything, I rub some white litium grease on the inner and outer portions. Helps to install, plus keeps the noise down.
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Thanks Ronnie, good to know.

Btw OP, I'm still using your old thread as an example for all of the "lowering springs" threads coming out recently (guess people aren't smart enough to use the search feature), I'm curious, did you ever fix that last noise you had?
I think your refering to my thread where i mentioned on turns i would hear a sound. the dealer replaced the shims and now that sound is gone.
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I think your refering to my thread where i mentioned on turns i would hear a sound. the dealer replaced the shims and now that sound is gone.
Hmm, I'm talking ab this one: eibach lowering spring problem
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Hmm, I'm talking ab this one: eibach lowering spring problem
o yea that problem i took to a different ford and they pretty much replaced my whole differential under warranty and everythings fine
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